Cogent looks to expand dealer base at ISE7 January 2011
Cogent Lighting, a brand of Cooper Controls, is taking its latest LED lightsources and control solutions to ISE, sharing a booth with sister brand iLight’s range of control products.
Cogent’s market sectors include sports, spas and wellness centres, bars, clubs, restaurants, architectural spaces, hotels and offices along with many commercial and industrial uses.
Cooper Controls’ sales manager Peter Coles is extremely positive going into the new year, noting that at ISE, the company is specifically seeking to expand its Cogent dealer network throughout Europe.
"There is definitely a market for good quality, well engineered LED products and control, which are designed and built to last," said Coles. “As all sectors become increasingly aware that their lighting schemes can benefit from being energy efficient and greener, there is still room for plenty of new business.”
The company says its emphasis will be on illustrating the versatile and fully integrated lighting and control options offered by its products, and that it will be showing a number of new Cogent options and ideas.
Key points of the new Cogent XC LED lighting controller, says the company, are its simple set up and ease of use: no programming is required, as the box features a number of algorithmic sequences that will trigger a wide variety of lights and colour changing effects – to video and audio. Music can be triggered by tempo and other parameters. Dynamic zoning allows groups of different lighting effects to work in one space within one DMX universe.
A selection of the most popular of Cogent’s wide range of LED fixtures, plus examples of its specialist and bespoke LED products – including colour changing and various white LED strips and downlighters – will be featured, together with the DL5, DL7, DL8 and DL11 ranges.
New for ISE is a set of Cogent high brightness white phase dimmable fixtures and a selection of controllers for white and colour changing LEDs including DMX, phase dimmable and 0-10V options. Also new is Cogent’s ArchiDMX control panel, which is described by the company as a simple, intuitive option for all types of DMX devices.
Various examples of different interior and exterior applications for the Cogent range will be highlighted, showing numerous possibilities for the integration of LED lighting and control across all types of projects.